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Recent articles by Chelsea:

Kamala Harris makes a point in Houston: It’s not just O’Rourke and Sanders who can draw crowds

The senator from California is building connections with a range of communities that have kept a greater distance from other Democratic presidential candidates. → Read More

Voters give Kamala Harris a break on problematic comments, press her on policy

ST. GEORGE, S.C. - Before Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., stepped out of her white minivan, no presidential candidate had ever visited St. George, at least as far as any local officials could remember. But the shadow of the ever-growing Democratic field fell on Harris even here, when a young voter named Essence Williams asked her about fellow Democratic candidate Andrew Yang's proposal to give… → Read More

Pete Buttigieg, the young and openly gay Midwest mayor, finds a voice in crowded Democratic presidential field

Growing interest in the South Bend, Ind., mayor highlights the fluid nature of the 2020 primary campaign. → Read More

Despite verbal miscues, presidential hopeful Harris draws little criticism from voters

The senator from California has been faulted for imprecision as she seeks the Democratic nomination. → Read More

The Trailer: Lessons from the early days of Campaign 2020 in Iowa

In this edition: On the ground in Iowa, Sen. Michael Bennet says Iowans sound like Colorodans, and Vilsack and Pompeo say they won't run for Senate. → Read More

Sen. Amy Klobuchar makes her presidential bid official

MINNEAPOLIS - Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota announced Sunday that she will run for president in 2020, putting a pragmatic Midwesterner touting a message of competence and mettle into the burgeoning field of Democratic candidates. Klobuchar held her announcement rally at a park on the banks of the Mississippi River, near the site of the 2007 collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge, in which 13… → Read More

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, touting herself as dogged Midwesterner, announces her Democratic presidential bid

The senator from Minnesota is expected to campaign as appealing to both party liberals and more moderate voters. → Read More

Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey joins the 2020 presidential race

The business-friendly Democrat, a former mayor of Newark, has served in the Senate since 2013. → Read More

The Green New Deal? A Green New Deal? Whatever it is, 2020 Democrats support it.

The notion is pushing its way to the center of the presidential contest, as a policy imperative in combating climate change and as an anti-Trump message. → Read More

Rep. Steve King is spurned in Washington. In Iowa, sentiment is mixed.

The Republican congressman’s neighbors weigh his loss of influence against a desire by some to defend him from outside critics. → Read More

Sen. Kamala Harris defines her story as a potential presidential campaign nears

The California Democrat is hawking a book and a curated image, in hopes of introducing herself in a favorable fashion to much of America → Read More

Democratic donor Tom Steyer, a vocal supporter of impeaching Trump, is not running for president

Steyer, 61, has been one of the party’s most prolific donors, contributing more than $230 million in the past three federal elections. → Read More

After four years covering the Nats, goodbye for now

I'm headed to the National section and the 2020 presidential campaign. So I want to say farewell. → Read More

Rumors swirl but Bryce Harper’s market remains far blurrier than Manny Machado’s

Club sources confirmed a meeting between Nationals ownership, Harper and agent Scott Boras had taken place. The sides have had contact since the Winter Meetings. → Read More

In baseball, mental coaches were once seen as for the ‘weak-minded.’ Now they’re essential.

It's a new era for MLB, one in which the league is embracing mental health and star players are coming to rely on the benefits. → Read More

The Nationals overhauled their roster for youth, speed and energy. Will it pay off?

The retooled Washington Nationals are younger and faster. Will they be better? → Read More

The Nationals overhauled their roster for youth, speed and energy. Will it pay off?

Washington will look much different in 2019 against a far more competitive division. → Read More

Nationals seem unlikely to wait long to fill pitching void left by Tanner Roark trade

Which starting pitchers might Washington target to replace Roark? → Read More

The winter meetings are over. The Nationals’ work is not.

Washington made moves and made plans, but got no resolution on Bryce Harper. → Read More

Scott Boras held court on Bryce Harper, revealing little and ruling out nothing

The suger-agent made his pitch for more than an hour Wednesday, while Harper sits and waits for his megadeal. → Read More